Our Club members, along with the volunteer assistance of Visiting Rotarians and through our receipt of funding from individuals as well as Rotary Clubs in Canada and the United States – by donation and through district and Rotary International Grants – are able to improve and enhance the lives and well-being of many people in Puerto Vallarta and its surrounding communities.
Since its inception, the Rotary Club Puerto Vallarta Sur has been very involved in the local community undertaking many projects and operating many on-going programs.
Please click on the boxes below for the details regarding our ongoing Programs.
Providing financial assistance through a scholarship fund to students with high grades but of low financial means, to assist them to complete their education, through university.
CLEAN WATER & FILTERS
Providing clean, safe drinking water to local communities through both the “Filters for Families” and Water Purification Plants Programs, as well as undertaking a local Clean Rivers initiative.
Providing a Weekly Lunch Program as well as the construction of Community Centre in one of the poorest communities of Puerto Vallarta, near the garbage dump.
Supplemental courses and assistance provided to thousands of children since 1998 through the Volcanes Community Education Program. The program also offers a community library and computer centre.
Providing the Gift of Vision to those of low income and low financial resources. Eye surgery is provided at no cost to the patient.
Providing musical instruments and music training and education to children and youth in the local community, at no cost to the participants.
Additional Projects Currently Supported by the Rotary Club Puerto Vallarta Sur:
PROGRAM FOR FAMILIES OF CHILDREN WITH CANCER – this program currently supports 20 children from very poor families who are undergoing treatment for cancer. The program assists with providing medication and nutrition for the children as they have specialised dietary needs when undergoing various treatments. Also, many children do not have a bed to sleep in, so mattresses are purchased. Each month, the families of these children receive a food hamper with various non-perishable items and fresh fruit and vegetables. In addition, scholarships are provided to children who are well enough to attend school while undergoing cancer treatment.
PRESCRIPTION EYEGLASSES PROGRAM – funds are collected in funnels located at shopping centres around Puerto Vallarta for the purcahse of prescription glasses for children of families with limited financial resources. Each year between 300 and 400 pair of prescription glasses are given.
PITILLAL “BUSCA UN AMIGO” PROGRAM – This program benefits the rehabilitation, therapy and care for persons with disabilities and their families who do not otherwise have the financial means to access such programs.
CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE “CENTRO DE INTEGRACION JUVENIL” – Located in Colonia Mojoneras. A facility with various programs to provide assistance to At-Risk Youth.
FIRE FIGHTERS PROGRAM – Delivery of equipment and vehicles to the Municipal Fire Department.
VOLCANES SEWING SCHOOL – Provides women of the community of Volcanes with seamstress training to allow them to gain skills to achieve economic independence for the benefit of their families.
INTERCHANGE PROGRAM – Young students visit the world. Facilitates the involvement of youth in other countries through education, and immersion in other cultures and language.